Memorial Da Prattica do Montante (MS 49.III.20.nº.21)
|Memorial Da Prattica do Montante|
|MS 49.III.20.nº.21, Biblioteca da Ajuda|
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|Date||10 May 1651|
|Place of origin||Portugal|
|Author(s)||Diogo Gomes de Figueyredo|
|Material||Paper, in a 19th century cover|
|Size||8 folia (quarto)|
|Format||Two columns of text per page, |
one of simple rules and one
of complex rules
|Script||17th century hand|
Memorial Da Prattica do Montante ("Memorial of the Practice of the Montante", MS 49.III.20.nº.21) is an Iberian fencing manual written by Diogo Gomes de Figueyredo in 1651. It currently rests in the holdings of the Biblioteca da Ajuda in Lisbon, Portugal. The text is devoted to the use of the montante (Iberian greatsword); it states that the weapon is too dangerous to practice with a partner, and so it consists of a series of solo training exercises.
|2r - 8v||Greatsword by Diogo Gomes de Figueyredo|
- Sousa Viterbo, Francisco Marquez de; Figueiredo, Diogo Gomes de; and Luiz, Thomaz. A esgrima em Portugal: subsidios para a sua historia. Lisbon: Manoel Gomes, 1899.
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